Words By: Tiago Estêvão Produced By: Tifo Studios

In six seasons at the helm of the club, tactician Jorge Jesus took Benfica to three league titles, six domestic cups and two Europa League finals. When the time came to replace him, Rui Vitória was the chosen man. The 47-year-old didn’t make many tactical adjustments, taking advantage of the basis left by the previous manager and focusing on player relationships and nurturing youngsters into the first team. This lead to two more league titles, as well as the rise and consequent valuable sale of players like Nelson Semedo, Ederson, Gonçalo Guedes, Renato Sanches and Victor Lindelof.

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